Alpha-Seeking ETF Overview

Alpha-seeking ETFs are equity funds attempting to outperform the market with various investment strategies. The ETFs here show a huge range of investment aims, from hedged funds mimicking strategies as the Alphaclone Alternative Alpha ETF (ALFA) to funds following propietary stock picking strategies as the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT).

With 94 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $11.14B. The average expense ratio is 0.74%. Alpha-Seeking ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Alpha-Seeking ETF is the First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund EMLP with $2.32B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the ARKW at 45.95%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - July BJUL in 08/29/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF 6.99%
PRME First Trust Heitman Global Prime Real Estate ETF 6.47%
FNG AdvisorShares New Tech and Media ETF 5.60%
IEDI iShares Evolved U.S. Discretionary Spending ETF 4.53%
WBIF WBI BullBear Value 1000 ETF 4.26%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

BATT Amplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF -8.41%
FWDI AdvisorShares Madrona International ETF -6.10%
DINT Davis Select International ETF -5.92%
DWLD Davis Select Worldwide ETF -5.16%
TTAI TrimTabs All Cap International Free-Cash-Flow ETF -4.93%

TOP CREATIONS

ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 97.05
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF 28.88
RFFC RiverFront Dynamic U.S. Flex-Cap ETF 24.59
AIEQ AI Powered Equity ETF 24.43
TTAC TrimTabs All Cap U.S. Free-Cash-Flow ETF 20.71

TOP REDEMPTIONS

RFDI First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International -83.53
ARKW ARK Web x.0 ETF -24.77
AADR AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF -22.02
RFEM First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF -13.16
WBIE WBI BullBear Rising Income 1000 ETF -12.46

AUM WINNERS

HECO Strategy Shares EcoLogical Strategy ETF 764.06%
PRME First Trust Heitman Global Prime Real Estate ETF 101.30%
DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF 74.01%
OSCV Opus Small Cap Value Plus ETF 42.29%
WBIC WBI BullBear Yield 2000 ETF 31.28%

AUM LOSERS

WBIE WBI BullBear Rising Income 1000 ETF -26.22%
WBIF WBI BullBear Value 1000 ETF -24.09%
WBIL WBI BullBear Quality 1000 ETF -20.51%
AADR AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF -15.70%
BATT Amplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF -10.32%

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